The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has rescinded a boil water advisory for Neosho County Rural Water District No. 4 in Neosho County. The advisory affected the area of the system east of U.S. 59 and south of the Labette/Neosho County line and was issued because of a loss of pressure in the system. A loss of pressure may lead to inadequate chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.
Public water suppliers in Kansas take all measures necessary to notify customers quickly after a system failure or shutdown. Regardless of whether it’s the supplier or KDHE that announces a boil water advisory, KDHE will issue the rescind order following testing at a certified laboratory.
Laboratory testing samples collected from Neosho County Rural Water District No. 4 indicate no evidence of bacteriological contamination and all other conditions that placed the system at risk of contamination are deemed by KDHE officials to be resolved.